Officials from the Crime Investigation Department (CID) have filed a mere two charge sheets in connection with sensational cases that were reported in 2013 and 2014. (Representational Photo: DC)
Hyderabad: Officials from the Crime Investigation Department (CID) have filed a mere two charge sheets in connection with sensational cases that were reported in 2013 and 2014. Yet another pointer to the sorry state-of-affairs is that although a number of sensational cases were registered by the agency since 2014, there has been no headway in any of them.
Senior officials from the department have confirmed that they filed a comprehensive charge sheet in connection with the EAMCET medical question paper leak that was registered under various Sections of the IPC and also under Section 8 of the A.P. Public Examinations (Prevention of Malpractices and Unfair Means) Act on July 25, 2016.
Sources said that the CID officials have found that the question papers of Medical EAMCET-II were leaked from the printing press in Delhi. They were subsequently shared on WhatsApp with select agents, brokers and coaching centres. Some coaching centres went to the extent of hiring special trainers, who explained the leaked questions to students by way of camps held in Hyderabad, Goa, Bengaluru, Chennai and other places.
Towards this ‘facility’, brokers and coaching centres charged lakhs of rupees from students.
According to CID officials, around 56,000 students, including 18,000 from Andhra Pradesh, appeared for the exam held on July 9, 2016. Not ironically, those who ‘prepared’ themselves from the leaked question papers obtained top ranks, which triggered doubts and led to unearthing the scam.
"We have filed a charge sheet before the court regarding the EAMCET -II medical question paper leak. The trial is expected to commence soon. We will submit proper evidence in connection with the case during the trial," said DGP M Mahendar Reddy.
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CID officials filed a charge sheet before the court when T Krishna Prasad was the additional DG. After Govind Singh took charge as the agency’s chief, though a number of cases were reported, CID officials filed a charge sheet only in the EAMCET-II medical question paper leak case.